Hibiscus sabdariffa L.

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Malawi distribution: C,S
Growth form(s): Annual.
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 96 - 97. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20.

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 442.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Hibiscus sabdariffa
Flora of Mozambique: Hibiscus sabdariffa
Flora of Zambia: Hibiscus sabdariffa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hibiscus sabdariffa
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Hibiscus sabdariffa

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hibiscus sabdariffa
African Plant Database: Hibiscus sabdariffa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hibiscus sabdariffa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hibiscus sabdariffa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hibiscus sabdariffa
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iNaturalist: Hibiscus sabdariffa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hibiscus sabdariffa
JSTOR Plant Science: Hibiscus sabdariffa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hibiscus sabdariffa
Plants of the World Online: Hibiscus sabdariffa
Tropicos: Hibiscus sabdariffa
Wikipedia: Hibiscus sabdariffa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Hibiscus sabdariffa.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139590, retrieved 28 May 2024

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